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Internet conspiracies link wildfires to takeover schemes – …

Internet conspiracies link wildfires to takeover schemes – …

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As investigators conduct a painstaking probe for the causes of California’s devastating wildfires, conspiracists have spawned their own theory: ignition by a secret cabal of nefarious “internationalists,” including Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Google’s Sergey Brin, who seek to run the world. “There are hidden powers behind these calculated strikes in California,” warns one YouTube video, titled “An Open Letter To the People of California.” In Facebook forums, YouTube videos and Reddit threads amassing tens of thousands of views, believers swap manipulated images of “light pillars” from the sky — proof, they say, that rural homes were targeted to burn, forcing residents into cities, where they can be more easily controlled by shadowy forces scheming at oppression. People have long reac
Pushback at a Google takeover – News – The Ledger

Pushback at a Google takeover – News – The Ledger

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TORONTO — Heated streets will melt ice and snow on contact. Sensors will monitor traffic and protect pedestrians. Driverless shuttles will carry people to their doors.A unit of Google's parent company, Alphabet, is proposing to turn a rundown part of Toronto's waterfront into what may be the most wired community in history — to "fundamentally refine what urban life can be."Sidewalk Labs has partnered with a government agency known as Waterfront Toronto with plans to erect mid-rise apartments, offices, shops and a school on a 12-acre  site — a first step toward what it hopes will eventually be an 800-acre development.High-level interest is clear: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Alphabet's then-Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt appeared together to announce the plan last Octob